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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Historical Events



1864, July 30
"The Burning of Chambersburg"
Chambersburg was the only northern town torched by the Confederate Army.
In retaliation for Major General David Hunter's burning of Virginia Military Institute, and for failure of the residents of the town to pay a ransom, Confederate General John McCausland ordered his men to burn the town of Chambersburg, PA on July 30, 1864.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Chambersburg and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.



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